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2000 Professional Startup/Shutdown screen

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I'm posting here in the hopes that someone remebers their Win 2000 better than I do. I left a shared computer yesterday morning without logging out, and when I got back today someone had changed the Startup / Shutdown desktop image to pron. I'm not talking about the actual desktop background, that is still the same. But whenever I login or logout the desktop background switched for about a second or less. The desktop background also changes whenever I hit ctrl-alt-del to change users or lock the system, etc. I've found a few programs that say they can change these images, but without admin rights to the network I cant install these programs. Does anyone know where or how to change these images back? I have tried just searching for the .bmp file and deleting it but I can't seem to find it. And no, I didn't visit any pron sites on the shared computer... that's what my personal one is for! Thanks for any advice.

Edited by Brock347, 21 July 2005 - 03:10 AM.

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There are two ways in which u can change the Startup screen, it can be anyone of the following cases:

1) Someone changed the NTOSKRNL.EXE file.
To check this case, open cmd. Type sfc /SCANONCE. Reboot ur PC.
See if u get an message that the NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupted, or altered. If yes, replace it with a fresh copy from the CD.

2) Some put his own modified kernel file in boot.ini:
Open boot.ini. Look for "/kernel=xxxxxxx.exe" (where xxxxxxx is any filename). If u find this option, delete only thisoption, not the full line.
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